The table below looks at the statistics for the UAT Tester role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UAT Tester in their job title over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UAT Tester
Rank 597 598 571
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -27
Contract jobs requiring a UAT Tester 28 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.032% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.035% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 11
Average daily rate
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£295 £255 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.68% -32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £125 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £283 £330
% change year-on-year
+0.88% -14.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

UAT Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UAT Tester in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UAT Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK.

UAT Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

UAT Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

UAT Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK.

UAT Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +4 27 £295 +31.11% 3
South East - 11 £200 -
London +18 8 £310 +90.76% 2
Kent - 8 £200 -
Nottingham - 3 £275 -
Nottinghamshire - 3 £275 -
East Midlands - 3 £275 -
West Midlands +1 2 £300 +33.22% 1
Dover - 2 £200 -
Bradford - 2 £295 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £295 -
Coventry - 2 £300 - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £295 -
North West - 2 £300 -
City of London +1 1 £375 -6.25%
Scotland -10 1 £295 +4.42% 1
Edinburgh -19 1 £295 +4.42%
Milton Keynes - 1 £320 -
Warrington - 1 £300 -
Bicester - 1 £350 -
Leeds - 1 £295 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £300 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £320 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £350 -

UAT Tester
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UAT Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with UAT Tester in their job title.

1 47 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (25.53%) Manual Testing
3 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
4 10 (21.28%) Oracle
5 9 (19.15%) QA
5 9 (19.15%) Finance
6 8 (17.02%) Web Testing
7 7 (14.89%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (14.89%) Oracle Database
8 6 (12.77%) JIRA
8 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (10.64%) SQL
10 4 (8.51%) XML
10 4 (8.51%) CRM
10 4 (8.51%) Banking
10 4 (8.51%) Integration Testing
10 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
11 3 (6.38%) System Integration Testing
11 3 (6.38%) Waterfall
11 3 (6.38%) Project Management
11 3 (6.38%) ISTQB
11 3 (6.38%) Migration
11 3 (6.38%) CMS
11 3 (6.38%) ERP
11 3 (6.38%) ISEB
12 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
12 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
12 2 (4.26%) HP
12 2 (4.26%) NHS

UAT Tester
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited UAT Tester in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with UAT Tester in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (6.38%) CMS
2 2 (4.26%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (2.13%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Exstream
2 1 (2.13%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.13%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.13%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Taleo
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.13%) WAN
1 1 (2.13%) Internet
1 1 (2.13%) 3G
1 1 (2.13%) 4G
1 1 (2.13%) Diameter Protocol
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.13%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.13%) SQLPlus
3 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) JIRA
2 1 (2.13%) Selenium
2 1 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.13%) TestDirector
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Retail
3 2 (4.26%) Front Office
4 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.51%) XML
2 1 (2.13%) XML Messaging
2 1 (2.13%) .NET
2 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.26%) NHS
2 2 (4.26%) Fixed Income
2 2 (4.26%) Equities
3 1 (2.13%) Learning Management System
3 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.13%) UNIX
1 1 (2.13%) Windows
1 1 (2.13%) Android
1 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
1 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
1 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 12 (25.53%) Manual Testing
3 11 (23.40%) Test Scripting
4 8 (17.02%) Web Testing
5 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.51%) Integration Testing
6 4 (8.51%) CRM
7 3 (6.38%) ERP
7 3 (6.38%) Project Management
7 3 (6.38%) Migration
7 3 (6.38%) Waterfall
7 3 (6.38%) System Integration Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Data Protection
8 2 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (4.26%) Test Strategy
8 2 (4.26%) Change Management
8 2 (4.26%) Regression Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (2.13%) Usability Testing
9 1 (2.13%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.64%) SQL
2 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.13%) C#
2 1 (2.13%) Java
2 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.38%) ISEB
2 3 (6.38%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (19.15%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (14.89%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 10 (21.28%) Oracle
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.26%) HP
2 2 (4.26%) Sitecore
3 1 (2.13%) hybris
3 1 (2.13%) JD Edwards
3 1 (2.13%) SAP
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Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago